Brandy Winchester is a senior at Arizona State University. She plans on graduating in May of 2011 with a Bachelor in English Literature, and a minor in Anthropology. After her graduation she would like to attend a law school in Arizona. Her long term career goals consist of graduating from law school to then go onto practicing in family law; specializing in divorce cases. This is her first intern position at Superstition Review and she looks forward to the experience.
1. What is your position with Superstition Review and what are your responsibilities?
My current position is Poetry Editor, and my responsibilities consist of composing a list of poets to contact for submission, receiving and reviewing poetry submissions, maintaining contact with the poets, and assisting with the finalizing of the selected poetry for publishing.
2. Why did you decide to get involved with Superstition Review?
I have always had a passion for poetry, and I found Superstition Review to be a great way for me to become involved in the publishing of poetry.
3. Besides interning for Superstition Review, how do you spend your time?
Being a full-time student I spend most of my time on campus, and when I am not on campus I enjoy spending my time with friends and family, and volunteering on the weekends at local animal shelters.
4. What other position(s) for Superstition Review would you like to try out?
I would be interested in trying the fiction editor position because of my love for creative writing.
5. Describe one of your favorite literary works.
My favorite literary work is Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. This piece is my favorite because it is a touching story that takes the reader through a trip “to the other side.” The issues presented in the book are raw but also life altering; a book for every reader.
6. What are you currently reading?
I am currently reading Dante Alighieri’s Inferno.
7. Creatively, what are you currently working on?
I am currently working on my personal statement for my applications to law school.
8. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In 10 years I see myself with a B.A. in English Literature, and a J.D. in law. I will be practicing family law; specializing in divorce cases. And I hope that I am still living life to the fullest every day!
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6 thoughts on “Meet The Interns: Brandy Winchester”
Going to law school is incredible. I wish you the best of luck with your applications.
I’m very impressed with your ambition. I’m sure having an artistic outlet like poetry will make your days as a divorce attorney a little easier!
I want to read Inferno, it’s definatly one of those books that everyone knows about, including myself, I just never got around to reading it just yet!
It’s nice to see that even with your extremely busy schedule, you still manage time to volunteer at the local animal shelters. And thank you for sharing one of your favorite literary works ~ it’s always helpful to know what other lovers of literature are picking up.
It’s great to see that you are interested in law! Best of luck with the personal statement process. I, too, am in that next step for graduate school.
I’m also studying English Literature and Anthropology. Majoring in both of these subjects is an excellent way to explore society and learn more about people.
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